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racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

HI,

I recently ordered some R420's (new hardware for us, used to use R310's) and noticed my racadm commands no longer seem to work locally on the new boxes. Is there something I'm missing?

(Linux Centos 5.9 on R420, enterprise iDrac7 with Dell Linux Repo's )

Linux Prompt# racadm

NOTE:
This Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller does not support RACADM commands.
Please contact Dell Customer Service to upgrade your version of iDRAC.

===============================================================================
RACADM version 7.2.0
Copyright (c) 2003-2012 Dell, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
===============================================================================

Remote RACADM usage syntax:

 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -u <username> -p <password> <subcommand> <options>
 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -i <subcommand> <options>

 The "-i" option allows the username and password to be entered interactively.

Examples:

 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser1 -p aygqt12a getsysinfo
 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser2 -p gsdf12o1 getractime
 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser3 -p djh2iuha getconfig -g cfgSerial
 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser5 -p dsajkhds help getsysinfo

Display a list of available subcommands for the remote RAC:

 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -u <username> -p <password> help

Display more detailed help for a specific subcommand:

 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -u <username> -p <password> help <subcommand>

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(Using an old R310 with enterprise iDrac6 with Dell 7.0 Linux Repo) - shows the option for local commands without the -r

LinuxPrompt# racadm


===============================================================================
RACADM version 7.0.0
Copyright (c) 2003-2012 Dell, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
===============================================================================

RACADM usage syntax:

 racadm <subcommand> <options>

Examples:

 racadm getsysinfo
 racadm getsysinfo -d
 racadm getniccfg
 racadm setniccfg -d
 racadm setniccfg -s 192.168.0.120 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1
 racadm getconfig -g cfgLanNetworking

Display a list of available subcommands for the RAC:

 racadm help

Display more detailed help for a specific subcommand:

 racadm help <subcommand>

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Remote RACADM usage syntax:

 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -u <username> -p <password> <subcommand> <options>
 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -i <subcommand> <options>

 The "-i" option allows the username and password to be entered interactively.

Examples:

 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser1 -p aygqt12a getsysinfo
 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser2 -p gsdf12o1 getractime
 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser3 -p djh2iuha getconfig -g cfgSerial
 racadm -r 192.168.0.120 -u racuser5 -p dsajkhds help getsysinfo

Display a list of available subcommands for the remote RAC:

 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -u <username> -p <password> help

Display more detailed help for a specific subcommand:

 racadm -r <RAC IP address> -u <username> -p <password> help <subcommand>

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Re: racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

Sounds like that is a DRAC express not enterprise. Run the commands remotely.

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Re: racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

It's not an option for us, as we have cfengine deploy a script to auto configure the drac. If they are express we will need to change them to enterprise.

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Re: racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

So after futher investigation I found that our iDrac7 does have the enterprise license installed. I'm starting to think either there is a bug with iDrac7 and the racadm software. Is there a way dell can test this, or can someone recommend a way for me to verify there is a problem with the software?

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Re: racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

Also downgraded srvadmin packages to 7.0 (which have worked just fine with our R310's and iDrac6) will not work with the r420 with iDrac7 enterprise.

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Re: racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

Found the solution working with dell support. Hopefully this helps someone else. When using the Dell Linux repo's it does not state you need to add additional packages for iDrac7 support

yum install srvadmin-idrac7 srvadmin-idracadm7

Without these you cannot perform racadm commands locally and they do not install by default with the srvadmin-all packages

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Re: racadm 7.2 no support for local racadm commands

Big thanks!

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